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Talbot earns scholarship as Merit Finalist

Warren Central High School graduate Trevor Talbot has been honored as a National Merit Scholarship winner.

Talbot was honored as one of 15,000 National Merit Finalists among all graduating seniors in the United States. He was also the valedictorian of the Class of 2017 at Warren Central and one of 20 ALL-STAR Scholastic Scholars in Mississippi among the 284 STAR students.

Talbot received a National Merit Scholarship for Brigham Young University where he plans to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering with the goal of becoming an aerospace engineer.

There are more than 3,200 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the Finalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.

Depending on scholarships, Talbot plans to either delay his enrollment or take a break after his freshman year to complete a tour year missionary assignment for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

“It is a wonderful experience,” Talbot said. “It is an opportunity to learn and grow and serve others. You forget about yourself. You are focused on serving others.”